The Contested Commons
Conversations Between Economists and Anthropologists
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Contested Commons by Pranab Bardhan
Book DescriptionThe Contested Commons explores the theme of common environmental resources from the dual perspectives of economics and anthropology, with a focus on developing countries. * Contributed readings written by senior scholars in the fields of Economics, Anthropology, and Sociology * Looks at the challenges of interdisciplinary work in the social sciences, illustrating the variation in approaches/methodology * Focuses on economic security, ecological sustainability, identity formation, and participatory decision-making, particularly in the developing world
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405157162
(257mm x 182mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pranab Bardhan
Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay, Paperback (January 2013)
The economic rise of China and India has attracted a great deal of attention - and justifiably so. The author scrutinizes the phenomenal rise of both nations, and demolishes the myths that have accumulated around the economic achievements of these two giants over the years.
Inequality, Cooperation, and Environmental Sustainability, Hardback (November 2006)
Would improving the economic, social, and political condition of the world's disadvantaged people slow - or accelerate - environmental degradation? This book provide answers to this difficult question, using research on the impact of inequality on environmental sustainability.
Decentralization and Local Governance in Developing Countries, Paperback (July 2006)
Comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives on the current trend in the developing world of devolving political and economic power to local governments.
Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution, Hardback (January 2006)» View all books by Pranab Bardhan
Demonstrates that the free flow of goods, capital, and labor has increased the inequality or volatility of labor earnings in advanced industrial societies, while constraining governments' ability to tax the winners to compensate the workers for their loss. This book looks at how globalization affects policies aimed at reducing inequalities.
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Author Biography - Pranab Bardhan
Pranab Bardhan is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and co-chair of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Network on the Effects of Inequality on Economic Performance. He has authored or edited a number of books, including Scarcity, Conflicts, and Cooperation (2005) and International Trade, Growth, and Development (Blackwell, 2003). He was Chief Editor of the Journal of Development Economics from 1985 to 2003. Isha Ray is Assistant Professor in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley. She is an advisor to several water- and development-related organizations, and serves on the editorial committee of the Annual Review of Environment and Resources.
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